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How I Draw Hair by thorikol How I Draw Hair by thorikol
Update July 15/12: Added hair pulled back in pony tail without bangs (side and front view)



Tutorial request from ~SpiritLion16


Here's what I know about hair! :)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to comment or note me.

If you see any spelling errors, please let me know!

If you’ve used this tutorial, please send me a link so I can see what you’ve done!

Please do not repost this anywhere.
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sabrina4455 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist
This is great! I often forget that the skull is round and hair 'forms around it'. Seeing the examples afterwards was very helpful, too! Thank you for this tutorial, if I ever post anything in the future using this I'll definately link it back to here. Thank you for making this!
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Curfew-912 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness thank you so much!
I was really having a hard time with hair, this helps a bunch. :3
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MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
How bout if the character is profile, how would the crown line effect the hair then?
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fnk-wd Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Thank you! I find it really useful. :)
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thorikol Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! I'm glad it helps!
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Ariabello Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is ver helpful!:)
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thorikol Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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BambooElena Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Like the person that commented right before be just said, could you please show what it would look like if the hair is completely pulled back? (Adding on to that, like, without bangs? Because I can do it okay with bangs, but it turns out super weird from the front angle and without bangs)
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thorikol Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely! Especially since two people would like to see it. I'll let you know when I've posted it! :)
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BambooElena Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! It's very appreciated!
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thorikol Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome! If you have anymore questions, let me know! :)
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LynN8596 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
can I ask how you draw the hair line when the hair is pulled back? with my drawing style it's a bit hard to draw that >< Thanks for the tip!!
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thorikol Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I'll post that today! I'll let you know when I've posted it. :)
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A1r2i3e4l5 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Very excellent turtorial!!!! Definitely makes it easier, you can't really find this in drawing books!! Thank you :D
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thorikol Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thank you! I'm glad this is useful! You're very welcome :)
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Zedna7 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
XD I must be one of the few that likes to draw every hair strand. Not that it takes long, max 10 mins for advanced ones :dance:

Nice show of flow for hair ;]
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thorikol Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I only add more details of hair strands when I'm aiming for realism or a more detailed drawing. But for cartoon/manga, it's not entirely necessary (but whatever floats your boat!) Thanks! :)
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Zedna7 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ah yeah, that explains it. I'm aiming for the photo realism style :dance: so the more strands there is, the better. But soon I'll experinment with painting-like realism, busy as a bee :dummy:
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thorikol Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, best of luck with realism! It's really tough, but you can do it! :) I think patience and taking your time is key.
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Zedna7 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
tehe, it's okay. For me, manga and cartoony style takes a lot of time ^^; but yes it does take time and patience, as for everything else ;]
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Tatertot88 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist
This is awesome! I always just draw hair one way and then it just looks like a big helmet
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thorikol Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you find it useful! I was having a hard time coming up with new hairstyles! ;P
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